Inflection Points in the TV and Notebook Markets

Analysts are always looking for inflection points – moments when lines on charts start to move in different directions. I spotted a couple in the last week.

The Asus NX500 uses Quantum Dots to deliver a wide colour gamut

The Asus NX500 uses Quantum Dots to deliver a wide colour gamut

A small one, probably, was the first notebook to use Quantum Dots, the Asus NX500. A prototype of the unit was shown by 3M at the SID Display Week event in June of this year and the UltraHD resolution, quantum dots and optical bonding on the unit made it, without question, the best notebook display I have ever seen, by some distance. The product is a high end one and it’s unlikely to have an impact in terms of volume on the market, but to see a notebook (that I’d be happy to carry) without a compromised display was a pleasure. The enhanced efficiency of the QD technology helps Asus to avoid limiting the gamut of its display to minimise power consumption.

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